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Rust is a compiled programming language designed for speed, concurrency, and memory safety. Rust programs can run almost anywhere, from low-power embedded devices to web servers.
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About Rust

pub fn hello() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, World!"
}

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. It aims to bring modern language design and an advanced type system to systems programming. Rust does not use a garbage collector, using advanced static analysis to provide deterministic drops instead. It accomplishes this via the concept of ownership.

Rust's core and the standard library are intentionally minimal; batteries are not included. Rustaceans are instead encouraged to add libraries, called crates, to the language by sharing them on crates.io.

Rust is most frequently used for applications where speed, performance and stability are essential. The Awesome Rust list collects examples of Rust projects, which include CLI tools, ORMs, operating systems and games. Regardless of what you build in Rust, it will be fast and memory safe!

The home page for Rust is rust-lang.org. Rust has excellent documentation at rust-lang.org/documentation.html. Newcomers should start with "The Book" located at doc.rust-lang.org/book/.

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What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Rust Track mentors

Once you join the Rust language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Caleb Boylan https://github.com/squidboylan

I am a student and spend most of my time hacking on personal projects. I enjoy Rust as it makes some of the more painful parts of programming easier to handle.
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Alpha Shuro https://github.com/alphashuro

Rust empowers developers to write code that is ambitious, fast and correct. Viva Rust!
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Michael Morehouse https://github.com/yawpitch

Long-term programmer and pipline developer in the Visual Effects (VFX) community; recently decided it was time to make a change in life and become a polyglot; while Python remains my industry's go-to language, Rust, Go, and others are nipping at the heals, and I've never learned better than by helping others lean.
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Andrew Radev https://github.com/AndrewRadev

Rust is a language that feels as comfortable as the next Ruby. While I can't say I'm an expert quite yet, I've taught a university course in it, so I hope I've picked up enough skill to help beginners out.
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Sven Steinbauer https://github.com/Svenito

I am a C++ and Python developer who is learning Rust. I feel that teaching is a great way to learn, so I am hoping to give back a little while learning more myself.
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Eric Dattore https://github.com/ELD

I've been playing with Rust as my hobby language of choice since version 0.10. Before that, I was using C++ for a lot of my side projects.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 88 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

ISBN Verifier
medium
loop
int string conversion
Reverse String
easy
iterator
str
string
Pangram
medium
ascii optional
filter
Luhn
medium
higher order functions
iterators
str to digits
ETL
medium
btree
Acronym
medium
filter
flat map
loops
map
vec
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Rust Track maintainers

The Rust Maintainers are the brains behind the Rust Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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Peter Tseng

"Break glass in case of emergency" maintainer
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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.

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